Mad money!

So far, with my $100 mad money (giggling at the irony, there!), I have purchased:

  • A composting bin (actually, we now have two, because my hubby purchased an extra — they’re only $5 each through the city of Phoenix)
  • A kitchen countertop compost container (perhaps he bought an extra compost bin because he felt badly that he broke the top of the compost container… all the reviews said I should save my money and buy a stainless steel one.  I guess that’s why!!  Haha!  I superglued it.  No problem.  I spent $13 on the same exact compost keeper listed for $20-30 online.)
  • Two tops ($19)
  • A necklace and earrings ($7)
  • An apron ($10)
  • 12 ramekins (coconut flan, here we come!!!  $8)
  • Just like this, but blue.

    A ceramic coffee mug with silicone lid and grip, for my hubby ($3.50)

  • A soda ($1)

And I still have $26+ left.  😀  Hm.  Well, even with another 10% for tax (it’s really 9.7% or so, depending on the city), that doesn’t add up to an even hundred.  I seem to recall giving someone a couple bucks for something, but I can’t remember what for.

I’m still hoping to purchase a large, square cotton rug for my bathroom — I have seen them in the past, and of course, now that I have the money, I can’t find one anywhere — and just the right peg/rack thingie for my kitchen, on which to hang my aprons.  Right now, the aprons are sharing a drawer with hot pads and bibs, and it’s getting awfully crowded in there.

Like these, or similar. But not for $130. I heart Mary Janes.

And… I really need a pair of brown shoes — real leather, closed toe, a bit of heel, with some funk to them — but I might be able to squeeze that out of the clothing budget.

It’s been really fun to plan and shop.  Yesterday, after I picked up my oldest son from an afternoon discipleship/Bible study group, I took him with me to Ross, and he really did not want to be there.  But, he made the best of it — as he usually does — and I was laughing at him the whole time, as he mocked various items for sale (“Look!  Another metal amphibian!” in the decorative housewares section — there were a lot of frogs and lizards — UGLY ones — and even a bejewelled and mirrored alligator.  He held it up, “You sure you don’t want this?”).  I told him that if he doesn’t want to go shopping with me, he needs to be more surly or something, because I was quite enjoying his company.  😀

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About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on November 15, 2010, in Shopping, The Dear Hubby, The Kids. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Like those shoes! I know you said that you need a pair of brown shoes, but I think you need the red ones.

  2. I bought me a pair of mary janes yesterday. I have a stash of mad money in my van for my next sewing machine purchase….unexpected $ in the mail. i hope to make some of my own money soon….put paying off my grad loan is first. I like Borns or Clarks purchased at places like Ross on sale.

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